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Famous Deaths In December - 31

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0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.  

0335  On this day in history death of st. Silvester, Pope  

0406  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on December - 31.  

0439  Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on December - 31.  

1164  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on this day in history.  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on December - 31.  

1297  On December - 31 death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.  

1382  On this day in history daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan  

1384  On December - 31 john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies  

1424  Death of Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on this day in history.  

1460  On December - 31 death of edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (executed) (b. 1443)  

1510  On this day in history death of bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1472)  

1535  Death of William Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1465) on December - 31.  

1568  On this day in history death of shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1493)  

1575  Death of Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (b. 1502) on this day in history.  

1583  Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on December - 31.  

1610  On this day in history death of ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (b. 1540)  

1616  On December - 31 jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31  

1647  On December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies  

1650  On this day in history death of dorgon, Chinese emperor (b. 1612)  

1652  Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on December - 31.  

1673  On this day in history death of oliver St John, English statesman and judge  

1679  On this day in history death of giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608)  

1691  Death of Dudley North, English economist (b. 1641) on December - 31.  

1719  John Flamsteed, 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1733  Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44 on December - 31.  

1742  Death of Karl III Philip, Elector Palatine (b. 1661) on December - 31.  

1775  On December - 31 richard Montgomery, General, dies fighting British  

1799  Death of Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (b. 1723) on this day in history.  

1802  On this day in history francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 89  

1809  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1818  Jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1848  On December - 31 oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

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0695  On December - 31 birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

1378  On this day in history birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on December - 31.  

1514  On this day in history birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on December - 31.  

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on December - 31.  

1668  On this day in history birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist